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Jobber Adds Two-Way Text Messaging

The new feature enables service professionals, such as landscapers, plumbers, HVAC technicians, and more, to stay better connected with their clients, respond to leads faster, and improve customer satisfaction.

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New Study Shows IAQ is a Top Concern

Americans are worried about their health and safety when returning to work, especially the cleanliness of indoor air at their workplace, according to a new study released today by Aeroseal, LLC.

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Malco Products Named 2020 All-Star Company

Malco Products, SBC, was recently recognized as a 2020 Great Game of Business All-Star Company at the 28th Annual “Gathering of Games” conference hosted by the Great Game of Business (GGOB).

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Viega Adds to Kansas Manufacturing Operations

Viega LLC has added production lines to its Kansas manufacturing operations, an investment which will quicken distribution and allow the company to move more production from Germany to the United States.

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RLS Ends Relationship with Parker Hannifin Corporation

RLS ends relationship with Parker Hannifin; will now supply patented press fittings exclusively under its own brand.

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Service World Expo Goes Virtual

Service World Expo is making a major pivot. The show is still on, but based on the responses of a survey of prior attendees the show will not be physical. It will be virtual.

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Interplay Learning Partners with NATE

North American Technician Excellence (NATE) and Interplay Learning are partnering to match up remote HVACR training with a new, alternative certification pathway for technicians.

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Economic Report Reveals Path to Pre-Pandemic Growth

Jobber released the Home Service Economic Report: Spring 2020 Edition, which showcases market trends and insights pertaining to Home Service businesses in the first half of 2020.

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Johnson Controls Commits to Preventing Spread of COVID-19

Though guidance around the transmission of COVID-19 continues to evolve, experts agree that indoor air quality (IAQ) should be a top priority. Johnson Controls is committed to helping create spaces that put people at ease.

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Aire Serv Celebrates Strong First Half of 2020

Aire Serv, a Neighborly company, ended the first half of the year on a high note, awarding almost 10 new franchise agreements and opening 15 new locations from January-June of this year.

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SpeedClean Partners to Offer NATE-Approved Seminars

SpeedClean is collaborating with HVAC School to offer NATE-approved programming to educate contractors on proper mini-split maintenance and coil cleaning practices.

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Bosch Streamlines Split WSHP Air Handling Unit Portfolio

Bosch Thermotechnology announced the proactive streamlining of the Split WSHP Air Handling Unit (AHU) product lines for its geothermal SM and LM split systems, making it easier for contractors to fulfill ordering needs for specific projects and installations.

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Carrier OptiClean Negative Air Machine to Help Hospitals Slow Spread of COVID-19

Device cleans contaminated air and prevents it from spreading to different sections of a hospital; potential future uses include homes, businesses, and assisted living facilities

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Johnson Controls Supports U.S. Military Efforts in Health Pandemic

Temporary structures require HVAC to provide safe and comfortable environments for healthcare professionals and patients combatting COVID-19.

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Fujitsu Announces New Organizational Structure

Fujitsu General America has separated its sales and marketing functions into two positions, now with a vice president of sales, and a vice president of marketing.

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Bryant Announces 2020 Medal of Excellence Winners

INDIANAPOLIS — In recognition of outstanding customer service and an unwavering commitment to excellence, Bryant Heating & Cooling Systems is honored to present its 2020 Medal of Excellence winners.

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Danfoss Accepting Entries for EnVisioneer of the Year

BALTIMORE — Danfoss, a leading manufacturer of high-efficiency electronic and mechanical components and controls for air-conditioning, heating, refrigeration, industrial, and water systems, is accepting entries for its eleventh annual EnVisioneer of the Year award competition.

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JCI Delivers 'Essential Products, Services and Personnel' During COVID-19

CORK, Ireland — Today Johnson Controls Chairman and CEO, George Oliver, reaffirmed that the Company is delivering ‘essential products, services and personnel’ during the COVID-19 pandemic. “At times like these, it is critically important to reach out and let people know that we are here and that we continue to help hospitals, pharmacies and other essential businesses as needed to continue their operations,” said Oliver.

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Parker Hannifin Joining Forces with The Chemours Company

WASHINGTON, Mo. — Parker Hannifin – Sporlan Division, along with Chemours, advance the global adoption of R-454B, a low global warming potential (GWP) alternative for R-410A in residential and commercial HVAC applications. R-454B, offered commercially by Chemours as Opteon XL41, is a mildly flammable A2L refrigerant blend of 68.9 percent R32 and 31.1 percent R-1234yf.

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Bartlett Named Woman Contractor of the Year

COPPELL, Texas – Service World Expo Officials award Shannon Bartlett of Bartlett Heating and Cooling with the 2019 Woman Contractor of the Year award at the conference held on October 16-18 at the Paris Casino in Las Vegas. Shannon was recognized for her excellent work in taking her company to the next level.

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Johnson Controls Opens Second Training Center as Part of Nationwide HVAC Training Initiative

MILWAUKEE — Johnson Controls celebrated the grand opening of a new Source 1 HVAC Supply and YORK NW Factory Direct training center in Fife, Wash. The opening marks the second training center Source 1 and YORK Factory Direct has opened as part of Johnson Controls nationwide training initiative.

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Honeywell Launches New Non-Flammable Refrigerant

ORLANDO — Honeywell announced the launch of Solstice N15 (R-515B), a new, A1 nonflammable and low-global-warming potential (LGWP) refrigerant replacement for R-134a for use in chillers and heat pumps.

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Chemours Installs Opteon Refrigerant at Pepsi Center

WILMINGTON, Del. — The Chemours Company (Chemours) announced today the successful installation of Opteon refrigerant at Pepsi Center, home of the Colorado Avalanche. Opteon, the official refrigerant solution of the NHL, is a sustainable, reliable and cost-effective refrigerant offering for ice refrigeration chiller systems. Trane, one of the world’s leading heating, ventilation, air conditioning and cooling (HVAC) equipment manufacturers, provided the turn-key chiller solution for the arena’s rink operators.

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HARDI Distributors Report 7.4 Percent Revenue Growth in December

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) released its monthly TRENDS report, showing the average sales performance by HARDI distributors was an increase of 7.4 percent percent during December 2019.

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Honeywell Launches First Autonomous Building Sustainability Solution

ATLANTA — Honeywell announced the launch of Honeywell Forge Energy Optimization, a cloud-based, closed-loop, machine learning solution that continuously studies a building’s energy consumption patterns and automatically adjusts to optimal energy saving settings without compromising occupant comfort levels.

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Johnson Controls Announces North American Rooftop Unit Roadshow

MILWAUKEE— Johnson Controls announced its 2020 “Game On” Roadshow, featuring rooftop HVAC systems from Johnson Controls, TempMaster and YORK. Beginning March 4th in Richmond, Va., this tour will bring the comprehensive and newly extended rooftop unit portfolio to locations across North America, including Los Angeles, Toronto, Atlanta, and more.

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Nearly 250 Students Experience Engineering Firsthand at Trane

DAVIDSON, N.C. —Trane collaborated with the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and the Coulee Subsection of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) to encourage La Crosse, Wis., students to consider careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

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Thousands Will Enter; Eight Will Win: The 2020 RIDGID Experience

ELYRIA, Ohio — Past winners have called it the trade trip of a lifetime. RIDGID is again inviting tradespeople to share their passion for their profession via the 2020 RIDGID Experience contest. The contest excitement heightens in May, when eight winners will be selected to receive a multi-day all-expense paid VIP trip to RIDGID headquarters. And, new this year: two coveted spots are being offered exclusively to the next generation of trade professionals.

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Johnson Controls appoints Phil Clement as Chief Marketing Officer

CORK, Ireland — Johnson Controls announced today it has appointed Phil Clement as the company’s chief marketing officer responsible for all global activities related to conceptualizing and implementing market strategy and demand generation, including achieving marketing targets through in-depth market development, research and planning.

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Daikin Applied Enhances Relationship with D&B Engineering

MINNEAPOLIS — On its journey to become the leading applied HVAC company, Daikin Applied has enhanced its relationship with D&B Engineering to strengthen sales and service capabilities in the region. To reflect their continued growth, D&B Engineering will change their name to D&B Building Solutions LLC.

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Arkema Files R-32 Antidumping Petition

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. — On January 23, 2020, Arkema Inc. filed a petition seeking relief under U.S. antidumping duty laws from unfairly traded imports of R-32 from China. The petition alleges that imports of R-32 from China are sold at less than fair value, causing material injury to the U.S. R-32 industry, and threatening to continue doing so if left unchecked.

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American Standard Unveils 2019 Winners of the Building a Higher Standard Awards

DAVIDSON, N.C. — American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning announced the winners of its second annual Building a Higher Standard awards, a prestigious honor recognizing the brand’s best-in-class, independent dealers from across the country. Selected from a field of highly-competitive and deserving nominees, the four 2019 Building a Higher Standard winners exemplify the brand’s core values of integrity, generous community involvement, teamwork, and a commitment to continuous improvement in the pursuit of excellence.

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GPS Insight Offers Roadside Assistance Powered by Allstate

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — GPS Insight, a leading provider of fleet software to organizations with fleets of vehicles, trailers, and other mobile assets, announces their new roadside assistance solution powered by Allstate for their customers.

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Hitachi Solutions America Named to Four Microsoft 2019 Partner of the Year Awards

IRVINE, Calif. — Hitachi Solutions America, Ltd, a leading provider of global industry solutions powered by the Microsoft Cloud, is proud to announce it has won the Microsoft Global Dynamics 365 for Field Service Partner of the Year Award and the Global Government Partner of the Year Award. Hitachi Solutions was also named Finalist for Dynamics 365 for Customer Service Partner of the Year Award and Finalist for the Global Manufacturing and Resources Partner of the Year Award.

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Danfoss Qualified DSH Scroll Compressors for use with R454B and R452B

BALTIMORE — Already a popular option for commercial chillers and rooftop systems using R410A, with Intermediate Discharge Valve (IDV) technology to enhance seasonal part-load cooling efficiency, the DSH scroll compressors now support R454B and R452B refrigerants. The option to use new, lower-GWP refrigerants was prompted by the EU’s ongoing phase-down of high GWP refrigerants, limiting availability and increasing the price of R410A.

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Carrier Introduces Fully Revamped Offering of Fan Energy Rating-Compliant Heating Products

INDIANAPOLIS — Carrier’s full lineup of gas furnaces, gas/electric small package products (SPP) and SPP Hybrid Heat systems have been redesigned to meet the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Fan Energy Rating (FER) going into effect on July 3, 2019.

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Service Experts Acquires Orangutan Home Services

PLANO, Texas — Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning LLC (“Service Experts”) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Orangutan Home Services, a residential HVAC and plumbing company located in Phoenix.

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ACCA Names Barton James as President and CEO

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) announced today that its board of directors has affirmed Barton (Bart) James as president and chief executive officer (CEO).

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RIDGID Trade Trip of a Lifetime Back for A Third Year

ELYRIA, Ohio — The RIDGID Experience, an all-expenses-paid, VIP trip to RIDGID world headquarters, is back for its third consecutive year. The most passionate RIDGID fans can enter to be one of six winners selected for the trip July 31st - August 2nd, 2019, that includes a VIP tour of RIDGID headquarters, the opportunity to build their own custom pipe wrench and more.

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Rheem Joins U.S. EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership

ATLANTA — Rheem announced that it joined the SmartWay Transport Partnership, an innovative collaboration between U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and industry that provides a framework to assess the environmental and energy efficiency of goods movement supply chains.

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Daikin Expands Modular Comfort Systems’ Territory in New York

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — On its journey to become the number one HVAC leader in North America, Daikin North America LLC and Daikin Applied (Daikin) have enhanced their relationship with Modular Comfort Systems, expanding its sales territory in Central and Western New York state.

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Bryant Announces 2019 Medals of Excellence Winners

INDIANAPOLIS — In recognition of unwavering customer service and a dedicated commitment to excellence, Bryant Heating & Cooling Systems is honored to present its 2019 Medals of Excellence winners. The 22 dealers were honored for outstanding customer service, sales and loyalty to the Bryant brand and this award reflects their business acumen and ability to deliver value for their customers and the brand.

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Emerson Announces Copeland Discus III Compressor Line Expansion

ST. LOUIS — Emerson announced it is releasing an expansion to its Copeland Discus III compressor line, with new 4DA/4DE and 6DU/6DV/6DZ models. These will help meet customer requests in a multitude of spaces, including food retail and foodservice as well as scientific plants and laboratories. The new models are currently available for purchase and installation.

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